De La Guarda's Diqui James (co-founder/co-creator) and Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director) created Fuerza Bruta, which began performances Oct. 11, 2007, and opened Oct. 24 at the former home of De La Guarda.
Fuerza Bruta first played in Buenos Aires in 2005. Since its New York debut, Fuerza Bruta has played over 1,400 performances Off-Broadway. The production has also been seen in 20 cities worldwide. It can currently be seen in Madrid, with stops to follow in Antwerp, Belgium. The production is also planning for engagements in South America, Europe and Asia.
According to press notes, "Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, Fuerza Bruta: Look Up is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. At show time, audiences are ushered onto the main stage where they are engulfed in a 360 degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience that must be seen to be believed - a man running full throttle on a giant treadmill, bursting through a series of moving walls; performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar; and gorgeous women twisting ethereally in a lucite pool above the audience."
The current cast includes Hallie Bulleit, Dangerkat, Daniel Case, John Hartzell, Gwyneth Larsen, Tamara Levinson, Brooke Miyasaki, Jon Morris, Ben Hobbs, Dusty Giamanco, Angelica Kushi, Kira Morris, Elizabeth Ocha, Andy Pellick, Nelson Rockwood, Holly Shunkey, Jason Novak and Kepani Salgado-Ramos.
S2BN Entertainment, Stephen Howard and Stephen Shaw produce the New York run. Tickets to Fuerza Bruta: Look Up at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square East (at 15th Street), can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office. A limited number of $25.50 (cash-only) rush tickets will be made available two hours prior to curtain.
For more information visit fuerzabrutanyc.com.